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Thomas Bishop

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Z Bar Alternative
« on: January 21, 2008, 09:43:48 pm »

I work with a band whose guitarist plays through a 4x12 cabinet "permanently" mounted in a road case.  When the lid goes on it is only a couple of inches from the grill cloth.  I want to be able to mount a mic so that it can stay attached when the lid is on, but the typical Z bar is not an option since it would stick out too much.  Drilling into the case is not out of the question, so any suggestions you might have would be much appreciated.
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Phil LaDue

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Re: Z Bar Alternative
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 09:45:57 pm »

Is it a sealed cabinet, or could you mic it from the back?

Thomas Bishop

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Re: Z Bar Alternative
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 09:48:01 pm »

Unfortunately, it is a closed back cab.
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Re: Z Bar Alternative
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008, 11:32:54 pm »

Can you mount it inside the cabinet? Experiment with different locations behind the speaker.

Thomas Bishop

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Re: Z Bar Alternative
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 11:42:37 pm »

I like that idea but I'm afraid he won't go for drilling holes in the cabinet to pass a cable through.  I'll run that past the board, but I think any carpentry work will need to be done to the case rather than the speaker cabinet.
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Re: Z Bar Alternative
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 11:51:38 pm »

I am sure you could come up with a way to secure an e609. What about those amp clamps ?  ampclamps.com You could probably gaff tape a 609.
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Re: Z Bar Alternative
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 11:52:17 pm »

Atlas has a wide variety of flanges and other permanent-install hardware for microphones, if you don't mind drilling into the case.

Or just get a Z-bar and cut off the section that sticks out behind the mic.  If that won't fit, your mic won't fit anyway.

Another approach might be to use a microphone like a 609 or a 906, and an appropriately-colored ratchet strap to hold it against the amp during transit.
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Re: Z Bar Alternative
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008, 11:53:51 pm »

What about a drum claw? That might be the ticket...






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Re: Z Bar Alternative
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2008, 12:36:15 am »

That Amp Clamp looks pretty cool.  It may stick out a little too far, but I'll definitely keep that in mind.  I am using a 609, so I've got the low profile covered there.  I'll take a look at the Atlas products too.  A drum claw would be okay (the Shure A56D is really cool) but wouldn't stay attached bouncing around across the country in a trailer.
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Re: Z Bar Alternative
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2008, 04:20:29 am »

If you removed the grille, you could attach the 609 on a metal strip screwed across the cone, then put the grille back over it. Invisible, except where the cord comes out, but if you want to get even more stealth, the cord could be routed through the back of the cabinet and be wired to a panel mount male XLR.
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